Last night we witnessed the most awaited auction for IPL 2019, where many known and star players failed to earn big or some even went unsold. There were few unknown and uncapped players who struck gold at this year's IPL Auction. We take a look at the Top Buys of IPL Auction 2019.
At number ten we have Prabhsimran Singh. He is a wicketkeeper-batsman from Punjab. Prabhsimran rose to limelight recently with a cracking 298 against Amritsar in an Under-23 District Cricket Tournament. Prabhsimran has been bought by Kings XI Punjab for ₹4.8 crores.
At number nine it's Mohammed Shami. Shami has a proven track record in his international career. The fast bowler has been picked by Kings XI Punjab for ₹4.8 crores in IPL Auction.
At number eight it's Shivam Dube, a medium pace all-rounder from Mumbai. He is a right-arm bowler and a left-handed batsman. All-rounder has been bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹5 crores in IPL Auction 2019. He has performed exceptionally well in the domestic circuit, which helped him to get selected in IPL.
At number seven we have Mohit Sharma. Mohit has a long association with CSK. He has also played for Kings XI Punjab. Chennai Super Kings has picked Mohit for ₹5 crores in IPL Auction.
At number six we have Axar Patel. The all-rounder has been picked by Delhi Capitals for ₹5 crores. Axar made his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians, then he was picked by Kings XI Punjab. He also played for Gujarat Lions before returning to Kings XI Punjab. In IPL Auction for 2019 Delhi Capitals placed their bid on all-rounder and bagged him.
The Caribbean star player Carlos Brathwaite is at number five in IPL Auction. The all-rounder has been bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹5 crores for IPL's 2019 edition. Carlos is known for hitting long sixes and his wicket-taking abilities.
The South African batsman, Colin Ingram is at number four. He has been bought by Delhi Capitals for ₹6.4 crores. Colin has played for almost all the major leagues and performed par excellence, which is why he has been bought by the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.
The English all-rounder, Sam Curran is at number three. Sam has bagged ₹7.2 crores in IPL Auction. He has been bought by Kings XI Punjab. The 20-year-old Curran has impressed many with his batting and bowling.
On number two we have an architect-turned-cricketer Varun Chakaravarthy, who has been bought by Kings XI Punjab for ₹8.4 crores in IPL Auction. Varun is an all-rounder who specializes as a spinner. The mystery spinner has impressed many in Tamilnadu Premier League. Varun's base price was ₹20 lakh, thanks to his spectacular performance in TNPL he bagged ₹8.4 crores.
On top of the list, it is Jaydev Unadkat, who once again has bagged the highest bid amount. Last year he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction for ₹11.5 crores, he was the most expensive Indian cricketer in the auction. This year again Jaydev has been bought by Rajasthan Royals for ₹8.4 crores.
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